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Jordan sets March 22 as date for local elections

A voter, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, casts a ballot at a polling station in Jordan's capital Amman on November 10, 2020, during the 2020 general election. [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images]
A voter, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, casts a ballot at a polling station in Jordan's capital Amman on November 10, 2020, during the 2020 general election. [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images]

Jordan will hold local elections on March 22, the country's electoral commission said on Sunday, Anadolu reports.

In a statement, commission spokesman Jihad al-Momani said members of the municipal and provincial councils and Greater Amman Municipality will be elected during the vote.

In March, the Jordanian government decided to dissolve the local councils, including Greater Amman Municipality.

The kingdom's last local polls were held in August 2017.

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